Tax Residency Q

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Tax Residency Q

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:45 am

I moved from CA to NYC for law school, will be working as an SA in CA this summer. Plan to move to CA upon graduation. Should (or can) I claim CA as my state of residence for income tax, even though I don't live there most of the year?

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Re: Tax Residency Q

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:00 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I moved from CA to NYC for law school, will be working as an SA in CA this summer. Plan to move to CA upon graduation. Should (or can) I claim CA as my state of residence for income tax, even though I don't live there most of the year?


Generally speaking, your tax domicile depends on your intent. You can pick where you're a resident for tax purposes.

With the caveat that you should check the respective laws of California and New York, which obviously would trump any general rule, it would help to evidence a California tax domicile if you intend to remain a CA resident, if you intend to return there after law school, if you have a CA driver's license, file CA tax returns, are registered to vote in CA, etc.




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